I can´t remember the last time i was so instantly blown away by a tune as i heard this song by italian actor/singer Adriano Celentano. Prisencolinensinainciusol may sound a bit goofy to some ears but to these ears at least it sounds nearly as infectious as the first time i heard garra" by marcos valle.
Tom jones meets eminem meets bollywood in seventies italy would be one apt description of the tune. Go to; youtube.com/watch?v=FcUi6UEQh00 to see the amazing videoclip of the tune.
oh, and can anyone recommend anything similarly good by adriano ?
This is one of my all-time favourite tracks - most probably in my top-5 - and is a perfect example of what I understand "jazz-funk" to be. I came across it many years ago on a compilation put out by French label "Big Cheese Records". I hunted down the album it was from (not sure if it's been re-issued - or if it has, it hadn't been then) and was pleased to find that the whole album was strong with most songs carrying a similar vibe to VJC. Those that were different, were still great.
I'm not sure what VJC stands for. I wonder if it's the initials of someone close - his mother or another familiar member perhaps? Throughout many of the tracks, he seems to be playing a character with chatter between the tracks leading one into the other leaving.
from Do It Now - Worry About It Later (Impulse AS-9216) available on CD - The Meltdown (Big Cheese Records)